FITNESS enthusiasts will be given an early Christmas present this year as Northgate Arena prepares to open its new state of the art gym.
Work is still ongoing to update the current suite, but the public will be able to use the new facilities at the site on Victoria Road from December, 23.
The face-lift comes as part of a wider project, rolled out by Brio Leisure, who own the Arena, to update their current stock in preparation for their new sites opening in Ellesmere Port and Northwich.
Sales and Membership Officer for Northgate Arena, Jessica Jeffreys, said: “Our equipment at Northgate Arena is our oldest stock, and we want to be able to provide modern up to date equipment to encourage more people to keep fit and healthy.”
The sites in Ellesmere Port and Northwich are both due to open in the New Year.
Miss Jeffreys added: “We will be offering our new gym on the same terms and conditions as all our other sites with concession discounts also included.”
However, some members are unhappy with the makeshift gym that is on offer while the renovation work is carried out.
Becca Grounds, 26, from Saltney said: “I come to the gym four times a week, but I think I might leave it until they are finished It’s far too small once there are three or four people in there.”
Tom Barber, 42, from Boughton said: “It does the job, but it really isn’t worth the money this month. I can’t wait for the new gym but I feel a little bit robbed at the moment.”
Craig Nesbitt, 31, from Northgate Village said: “I wish they’d (Northgate Arena) told us the temporary gym would be so small so I could freeze my membership for December, it’s a bit annoying.”
The new gym will play host to the peak of modern equipment, including built in tablets that allow you to log your progress and run some of the most famous routes in the world.
It will also feature the only Synrgy 360 XL machine – the only one at any of the Brio Leisure sites currently in the UK.
The apparatus is described as an ‘eight stage workout destination’ and includes monkey bars, strength training and resistance training areas.
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See below for concept imagery of the new gym.